Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Finally...

Hello Lovely People,

I just wrote my very last paper as an undergraduate! When I got up, I took one loooong, haaard look at the chair I sat on, 'cause I knew that it was the last time I was ever going to sit on a chair like that in the capacity I had sat on it a few minutes ago. As I walked out of the examination hall, I had the inspiration to write this poem, and quickly I sat down to put pen to paper. It's my thoughts about my journey thus far. Enjoy:

ONE BRIDGE CROSSED

It was just like yesterday
I started this race
This race, to win a place
Among the white collars of the world
Not just as one with a bucket,
But as a rain maker
I look back at how the race has been

How so many times I thought I might never get here
How I wondered if I was going to make it through
How I got tired at some point and almost threw in the towel
How Love kept me going
How  Courage kept me stable
How Faith kept me thriving
How Prayer kept me sailing

I can't say I have seen it all
But I have seen quite a bit
And with every heartbeat
I am thankful I have come this far...
One bridge crossed
I too can say
Been there, done that...

Ebenezer!
I did it? No! We did it!! Together!!!
But Lord, You did more... Much more
You made the dream come alive
You gave energy to the vision
You gave speed and ease to all the efforts
You have made me what I have become...

Amen.

Peace... I'm out!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Life Is Like A Coffee...

I watched this video and just had to share... The words are so true and inspiring... Enjoy!

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I had so much fun on my birthday... thanks for all the amazing messages, prayers and wishes! God bless your sweet good hearts for me.

Peace... I'm out!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

And Yet Another Milestone Of Grace...

Today is my birthday... and as I sit here, taking stock of my life and reflecting on how far God has brought me, I can only say that, I have been through thick and thin; through the good and the bad weather; through plenty and lack; through pain, sorrow, loss, grief and laughter, and through it all, I have learnt the Love of God and I have learnt to Love Him more. 

I can't say I am there yet, as a matter of fact, I know I am not. But the crack of every dawn and His loving kindness towards me, tells me, that the Love of God is worth depending on. He's all around me and He just won't let me go.

I am a living testimony. A proof that God is good and His Love is real; that no matter what you
see, hear or feel, God is at work in your life. So don't let go, don't give in, and don't give up. This is my story (and it can be yours too), that I believe in miracles... And I believe in God. I am God's miracle product. And if you are wondering who Apy is... Well that's moi. That's my pet name, from my sweetheart. *big winks*



Peace... I'm out

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Let's Share A Word Of Prayer...

God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace. We thank You for the gift of life, for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures us, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no color in our lives. 

We thank You for the mystery of creation, for the beauty that the eye can see, for the joy that the ear hears when the birds sing, when the trees whistle and when the wind blows; for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder; and for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of ourselves. 

We thank You for setting us in communities, for families who nurture our becoming; for friends who love us by choice; for colleagues at work, who support the realisation of our mandate and share our daily tasks with us; for strangers who welcome us into their midst; for people from other lands who call us to grow in understanding; for children who lighten our moments with delight; for the unborn who offer us hope for the future. 

We thank You for this day, for life and one more day to love; for the opportunity of one more day to work for justice and peace; for neighbors and one more person to love and by whom we may be loved; for Your grace and one more experience of Your presence; for Your promise to be with us, to be our God and to keep us in Your salvation.

For these, and many more blessings, we give You thanks, eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!

Have an amazing midweek and enjoyable day.

Peace... I'm out!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Now I Understand...

Hello all!

How is your week going so far? Stressful, eventful, boring (like mine) successful or what? But despite everything, I am blessed and highly favored and I presume the same applies to y'all.

My post today is a remembrance and how certain things are now beginning to make sense to me. I have written lots of things about my mum in the past and how she was able to rise against all odds to single-handedly see my 2 elder brothers and I through school and all...

Ok, the main gist is that, I remember how I used to call my mum a "foster mother" and our home a "foster home" because every time I got back from school (boarding house), there was always a new face who's there to stay, usually children. when I ask, she will say "oh... this one's parents came crying to her either at church or at work for him/her to live with me" Sometimes it was relations as well

I also remember when am ready to go to school, she will make sure I get everything I will need but my pocket money might not be enough. Although she makes sure she visits every two or three weeks to give me money and other things, I used to get angry with her for bringing too many people into our lives, which made it difficult for us to get everything we wanted from her. And I remember how she will always smile and say  "...you might never know the kind of blessings such things have...

I think I do now... After her demise, I won't say things have been rosy but God has been bringing people my way. Some come just to help me and move on... no strings attached. I'm amazed at how far God has brought me. My life is a testimony! It's not as much about me, as it is about the seeds my mum had to sow in order to secure my future, even when I didn't understand what she was doing.

Being good pays trust me, am reaping from my mums kindness and am glad am reciprocating; I am also glad that my tantrums and manipulations couldn't stop her from being good and doing the things she believed and knew she had to do for the people around her. 

So, looking back now what are some of the things that didn't make sense to you in the past, but have become things you wish you never resisted, and are glad you didn't destroy, because of the things you know and understand now?

Peace... I'm out!